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Success! Daudi from Uganda raised $351 to heal from a recent burn.

Daudi
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Fully funded
Daudi's treatment was fully funded on June 1, 2016.

Photo of Daudi post-operation

June 28, 2016

Daudi received successful burn treatment.

Daudi suffered severe contractures to the muscles and tendons of his left arm and hand, particularly the extensor pollicis longus muscle. His surgery released the contractures and with physical therapy, he should have full movement of his hand again. Once he is healed and can milk his cows more easily, Daudi hopes to expand his dairy operation.

“I am so grateful for the help. It has been hard to do all my chores. I am hoping I can get back to work full time,” Daudi shared.

Daudi suffered severe contractures to the muscles and tendons of his left arm and hand, particularly the extensor pollicis longus muscle. Hi...

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May 13, 2016

Meet Daudi. He’s a 42-year-old tea and coffee farmer from rural Uganda who lives with his wife, Jenifer, and their two cows. Daudi enjoys grazing his cattle in the evenings; that is a time when he has quiet, personal time to plan for his family.

One recent evening, while trying to lift boiling milk off the fire, Daudi tripped and his hand dipped into the scalding liquid. Daudi sustained wounds which healed but left him with a contracture, an area of tightly constricted skin and scar tissue that limits his mobility.

Burn accidents like Daudi’s are common in rural areas because the kitchens are not well lit and often contain fires that are not raised or separated from the living space.

Daudi has had difficulty lifting and holding things tightly since the incident, and has particular difficulty using his thumb and index fingers. He takes longer to do his daily tasks, like milking the cattle, because he now uses one hand and at times still has difficulty at that.

Daudi needs a contracure release surgery in order to regain use of his hand so that he can take care of himself, his cattle, and his family. With $351, Daudi will have the operation he needs.

“Words can not express how grateful I am for the support rendered to me to have my hand work again. I am looking forward to that time when am able to do my work again with ease,” Daudi says.

Meet Daudi. He's a 42-year-old tea and coffee farmer from rural Uganda who lives with his wife, Jenifer, and their two cows. Daudi enjoys g...

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Daudi's Timeline

  • May 13, 2016
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Daudi was submitted by Barnabas Oyesiga, Communications Officer at The Kellermann Foundation.

  • May 13, 2016
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daudi received treatment at Bwindi Community Hospital in Uganda. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • June 1, 2016
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Daudi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 1, 2016
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daudi's treatment was fully funded.

  • June 28, 2016
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Daudi's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 9 donors

Funded by 9 donors

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